Thursday, January 22, 2009

Channeling the Nester

I managed to channel the Nester's philosophy of "it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful" and "use what you have" today. Have I mentioned how much I love her blog? I'm sure I have. So anyway, My mantle is so close to being finished I can taste it. For 2 weeks the pieces have been waiting for Daniel to stain and hang still hasn't happened. To say he's been busy at work is an understatement. The side niches in my family room are still full of electronics and junk and I don't suspect they will have completed cabinetry in them anytime in the immediate future. Projects take forever around here. So, I finally got 2 cheap $2 tension rods and borrowed 2 of my window panels (I erred on the side of more panels than I needed when I bought them) to cover the niches until they are finished. It worked out great. Imperfect, but a great improvement, and when he wants to work on the cabinets, he can just pop the tension rod right out...easy peasy. Now, if Daniel will just stain and hang those darn mantle pieces...I'll be thrilled! I don't know why he is staining them, I know they are going to need to be painted out white to avoid looking too "country-ish" in my words. But he is insisting on staining first, then evaluating whether they should be painted. He tries my patience. I'm sure the feeling is mutual.

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